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Douglas County was established in 1855. It was named after Stephen A. Douglas (1813–1861), U.S. Senator from Illinois.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 340 square miles, of which 331 square miles is land and 9 square miles is water.

Douglas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 517,110. It is the state's most populous county, home to over one-fourth of Nebraska's residents. Its county seat is Omaha, the state's largest city.


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26 July 2014:
Bios: George H. Alwine, Fred A. Bailey, Charles W. Baker, Urban B. Balcombe, John N. Baldwin, Milton Theodore Barlow, Alfred Kimball Barnes, Irving Franklin Baxter, Frederick O. Beck, M. D., Hon. Louis Berka, John Bondesson, Sam F. Boord, Edward Leonidas Bradley, Edwin F. Brailey, George H. Brewer, Charles Henry Brown, Thomas Brown, William D. Brown, John A. Bruce, William Herman Bucholz, Everett Buckingham, Abraham Burbank, Frank J. Burkley, Louis Bernard Bushman, M. A., F. A. C. S., M. D., Melville DeLeal Cameron, James A. Campbell, Samuel Mount Campbell, M. D., John B. Carver, John Arthur Cavers, Edward Chaloupka, M. D., Byron Clark, Michael L. Clark, Tinley Lionel Combs, George W. Cooper, Clarence E. Corey, Franklin W. Corliss, Mrs. Mary Manning H. Cormack, Guy Harris Cox, Hon. Joseph Crow, Christopher C. Crowell, Jr., Gertrude Cuscaden, M. D., William J. Dobbs, Charles H. Dougherty, John F. Dougherty, John Malcolm Dow, Michael L. Endres, Frederick J. Farrington, L. Seymour Fields, M. D., Jay D. Foster, Thomas Alfred Fry, Edward G. Gangestad, John A. Gentleman, Robert Gilmore, M. D., Joseph P. Gray, Colonel Edward W. Getten, Charles H. Gratton, John J. Hanighen, Charles Hansen, Fred C. Haver, Colonel Patrick C. Heafey, Colonel Stonewall Jackson Henderson, Leo A. Hoffmann, George Holmes, John Holst, M. D., John Abraham Horbach, Paul Wallace Horbach, Willard Deere Hosford, William Joseph Hotz, Archie E. Houghton, Hon. Edward Everett Howell, William J. Hynes, Charles Impey, M. D., William N. Jamieson, A. Johnson M. D., Newell Jones M. D., Howard Taylor Rogers Judson, George A. Keyser, F. H. Kinyoun, M. D., Robert F. Kloke, Joseph H. Kopietz, Leslie H. Kranz, Myron Leslie Learned, William David Lincoln, Charles John Lyon, Rev. Albert Brainerd Marshall, D. D., LL. D., R. J. Madden, Frank A. Manley, Charles Henry Marley, Alfred S. Mattson, M. D., Henry A. McCord, Herbert McCoy, Bernard A. McDermott, M. D., Edmund George McGilton, William Riley McKeen, Rev. Francis Xavier McMenamy, Angus A. McLaughlin, Irvin Andrew Medlar, Orla H. Menold, Gustav Adolph Meyer, Thomas E. Mickel, Leon J. Millard, Isaac W. Miner, William John Monaghan, Henry Monsky, Sidney Smith Montgomery, Fred G. Moore, Joseph Cory Moore, M. D., Walter T. More, Kelso A. Morgan, Charles Campbell Morison, M. D., Harvey W. Morrow, Colonel Sophus F. Neble, Henry David Neely, Fred L. Nesbit, Elmer James Neville, L. Ross Newkirk, William Cooley Norris, Clinton D. Orcutt, Walter Taylor Page, George Parks, Albert A. Patzman, Colonel Mathewson T. Patrick, David C. Patterson, Richard Calvin Peters, Joseph G. Pflug, William H. Pruner, Jr. M. D., William J. Pulte, Daniel Thomas Quigley, M. D., Bert C. Ranz, Charles A. Richey, Charles H. T. Riepen, Rudolph Rix, M. D., G. Samuel Rogers, Samuel Evan Rogers, John G. Rosicky, Joseph Howard Rushton, Seymour M. Sadler, Wayne E. Sawtell, R. E. Schindel, M. D., Harlan Albert Scott, Charles Wilber Sears, Marion F. Shafer, John H. Shary, Frederick W. Simpson, J. E. Simpson, M. D., Willard W. Slabaugh, Edward Parsons Smith, Harry Ored Steel, Lucien Stephens, William Stephens, Jr., Walter S. Stillman, Arthur C. Storz, Clinton Joy Sutphen, Nels P. Swanson, Nathan O. Talbot, Amos Thomas, Henry A. Thompson, John Webster Towle, Fred Lorin Tubbs, Freeman Sydney Tucker, George McGregor Tunison, Albert F. Tyler, M. D., William G. Ure, Isaac Newton Vogel, Joseph T. Votava, John B. Watkins, John D. Weaver, Charles Frederick Weller, Ralph B. Weller, John Henry L. Williams, A. P. Wood, Will H. Wood
26 July 2014:
Bios: Nathan E. Adams, Edgar H. Allen, George Anthes, Charles Dorsey Armstrong, Benjamin B. Barkalow, Joseph Barker, Arthur L. Barr, M. D., John Wilson Battin, Alfred J. Beaton, Charles De Mars Beaton, Frank J. Birss, Rodney Waldo Bliss, M. D., Francis Albert Brogan, Harrison Crosby Brome, David R. Buck, James C. Buffington, Byron George Burbank, Clarence John Canan, Robert Levi Carter, Arthur Chase, Burton Whitford Christie, M. D., Henri Hansford Claiborne, William Godfrey Cleveland, Joel N. Cornish, James Henry Craddock, Hon. Thomas Dorr Crane, Willis C. Crosby, LeRoy Crummer, M. D., John Martin Daugherty, Hon. George W. Doane, James Lester Dowd, Braddock Hill Dunham, Martin Dunham, George Akin Eckles, Peter Elvad, Charles Edward Fanning, Daniel Farrell, Daniel Howard Farrell, Hon. Arthur N. Ferguson, Herbert H. Fish, John Foster Flack, Harry B. Fleharty, Clarence B. Foltz, M. D., Dr. William Kellogg Foote, M. D., John Nicholas Frenzer, Peter Frenzer, Charles L. Fritscher, Charles C. George, John M. Gilchrist, Cyrus Dean Glover, Ellis U. Graff, Joseph Herman Green, Henry Atkinson Holdrege, Hon. Richard S. Horton, Anton Hospe, Charles Watson Hull, Joseph B. Hummel, Peter E. Iler, James P. Jensen, Colonel B. Wood Jewell, George W. Johnston, Alfred Conkling Kennedy, Sr., Howard Kennedy, Hon. James A. C. Kennedy, W. Scott King, William H. Koenig, John C. Kruger, Albert C. Kugel, George C. Johnson, G. L. Emil Klingbeil, Frederick Williams Lake. M. D., William H. Lafferty, Emile M. F. Leflang, Augustus Lockner, George Walter Loomis, Alexander Mackenzie, Harry E. Mahaffey, Timothy J. Mahoney, Alexander B. Malcolm, M. D., Edward Morris Martin, William McAdam, Edward Joseph McArdle, Alexander McAusland, George McBride, William Joseph McCrann, M. D., Guy Cameron McKenzie, Jesse C. McNish, George Henry Merten, Dr. Norman Call Prince, Henry Bassette Ramsey, William Crites Ramsey, Hon. John E. Reagan, Elmer Stephen Redick, Joseph Ben Robinson, Rubert E. Rogers, Judge Jesse L. Root, Charles B. Rustin, Frank J. Schleier, M. D., Joseph H. Schmidt, Allen Cecil Scott, Willis Gratz Sears, Charles Selleck, Daniel L. Shane, De Ver Sholes, Dan W. Shull, Edward Wood Simeral, William Simeral, Howard Birchard Smith, John Franklin Stout, Elmer E. Thomas, Fay J. Uehling, John Edwin Von Dorn, Herbert B. Waldron, Percy Albertson Wells, Frank Wilcox, Hon. Charles Howe Withnell, Harry A. Wolf, Ben B. Wood, John Thomas Yates
22 July 2014:
Bios: Louis E. Adams, Sidney Denise Barkalow, Roy Wightman Besley, Charles Edward Black, Arthur H. Burnett, Charles Eli Butler, J. Frank Carpenter, Edmond Bernard Carrigan, George W. Clabaugh, Ernest Anson Conaway, Elijah Conklin, Roy Andrew Dodge, M. D., John C. Drexel, Judge James P. English, Allan Drysdale Falconer, Henry M. Fitzgibbon, M. D., Thomas J. Flynn, Frank H. Gaines, Benjamin Gallagher, Frank T. Hamilton, Henry Haubens, William Martin Jeffers, Alfred Conkling Kennedy, George W. Lininger, N. H. Loomis, Hon. John Montgomery Macfarland, Paul L. Martin, David Martin McGahey, John Albert McShane, Nelson Crooks Pratt, William Armstrong Redick, George Andrew Roberts, Herbert Milton Rogers, Milton Rogers, Samuel K. Spalding, M. D., James A. Sunderland, Lee M. Swindler, George Tilden, M. D., Mrs. George Tilden, John D. Wear, John Robinson Webster, Edward MacKenzie Wellman, Ellery Hill Westerfield
18 July 2014:
Military: Other - Veterans Deaths - Jack Cormaci, James M. Crampton, Leonard Forsberg, Clarence S. Hughart, Clarke Kountze, Charles Patlan, Delmar E. Reed, Paul M. Scalise, Edward H. Zieg
Bios: Ralph W. Breckenridge, James Jay Brown, Harry Ginter Counsman, Colonel B. D. Crary, Michael J. Curran, Byron Bennett Davis, M. D., Harry P. Deuel, Frank Dewey, John A. Doe, Henry W. Dunn, George Forgan, James Forsyth, George Appleton Hoagland, George Ward Holdrege, James Roy Jamison, George A. Joslyn, Judge George Baker Lake, William Curtis Lambert, John Latenser,, George A. Magney, Charles Bracy Mcdonald, Felix Jerome Mcshane, Jr., Hon. David H. Mercer,,Harley Green Moorhead, Thomas J. O'connor, Ralph E. Parrott, Colonel Louis J. Piatti, Andrew J. Poppleton, Hon. John Irvin Redick, Hon. Charles Lockard Saunders, Lewis Clark Sholes, John Edward Summers, M. D., George C. Towle, Gurdon Wallace Wattles
16 July 2014:
Historical Info: Celebrations, Expositions & Fairs - Tran-Mississippi Exposition 1898 - Photogravures by F. A. Rinehart
15 July 2014:
Towns & Villages: Omaha - Early Days Around Omaha, Brown's Lone Tree Ferry, First Claims Located, Laying Out The Town, Celebrating The Event, The First Buildings, Settlers Of 1855-56-57, First Things, The Claim Club And Its Work, First Land Entries, Early Day Justice
14 July 2014:
Towns & Villages: Albright; Bellevue; Bennington; Benson; Blakesley; Briggs; De Bolt; Dodge; Dundee; East Omaha; Elk City; Elkhorn; Elkhorn Junction; Florence; Gibson; Ireland’s Mill; Irvington; Lane; Mercer; Millard; Parkvale; Ralston; Saratoga; Sarpy; Seymour; South Cut; South Omaha; Valley; Waterloo
01 July 2014:
People & Families: Pioneers - Pioneers 1854 - 1857
Geographical Features: Bridges - The Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge

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Washington County - (north)
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